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Rock Band DLC Brings The Damned, White Stripes and Kasabian

Having already made his Rock Band debut in with another band, Jack White returns to Harmonix's music game franchise with a selection of tracks from The White Stripes as The Damned and Kasabian toss songs of their own on the downloadable wagon.

Due on Xbox 360 and Wii Tuesday, November 10 and PlayStation 3 on Thursday, November 12, each of the following tunes will go for the usual asking price of $2 / 160 Microsoft Points, with three-pack offering a slight savings at $5.50 / 440 MS Points.

    The White Stripes Pack 01
    • The White Stripes - "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground"*
    • The White Stripes - "Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine"*
    • The White Stripes - "Icky Thump"
  • The Damned - "Smash It Up (Part II)"*
  • Kasabian - "Club Foot"*
*Also available in the family-friendly LEGO Rock Band Music Store.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

From The Chatty
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    November 6, 2009 2:57 PM

    Here's an idea Harmonix. Release songs that people actually know.

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      November 6, 2009 3:02 PM

      This. Though I like to give them the benefite of doubt and think that they are probably trying hard to get the better known songs.

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      November 6, 2009 3:07 PM

      Heh no kidding. I've never even heard of these bands.

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        November 6, 2009 3:08 PM

        You've never heard of The White Stripes. I want to live where you do.

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        November 6, 2009 4:11 PM

        The Damned were a great punk band. Smash it up is one of their more mainstream songs but it's still great. If you're at all interested in punk check out Machine Gun Etiquette, particularly the track Love Song, which has a great opening bass line. Also, you can't go wrong with a band member named Captain Sensible.

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      November 6, 2009 11:30 PM

      You're right, why would people know recent releases, such as "The Pretender" and "Best of You" by Foo Fighters. That 10 pack of Queen songs that came out a couple of weeks ago? Too many unknown songs like "Under Pressure" and "Fat Bottomed Girls". I hate it when they do that.

      This week, yes, "Icky Thump" is likely the only well-known song of the bunch. However, Harmonix uses Rock Band as a platform not only to expose people to well known songs, but also lesser known songs as well.

      The Wolfmother pack sold me on their new album, "Cosmic Egg", after being highly skeptical of the new lineup. Think of Rock Band as a gateway into music as a whole, not just what's 'popular'. That's what the FM Radio is for, these days.

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      November 7, 2009 9:57 AM

      Not enough Nickelback for you, huh?

      lol I know all of these...

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